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Decennial Census data
      1910-1960  |   1970-1990  |   2000-2010

1970 Census 1980 Census 1990 Census
TOTAL POPULATION 252 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 5,963 100.0% TOTAL POPULATION 16,829 100.0%
  
RACE RACE RACE
White   White 2,828 47.4% White 6,679 39.7%
Negro   Black 737 12.4% Black 2,150 12.8%
Indian   American Indian, Eskimo, and Aleut 50 0.8% American Indian, Eskimo, or Aleut 102 0.6%
Eskimo 0 0.0% Eskimo 6 0.0%
Aleut 0 0.0% Aleut 0 0.0%
Asian and Pacific Islander 2,184 36.6% Asian or Pacific Islander 7,267 43.2%
Asian 7,188 42.7%
Japanese   Japanese 90 1.5% Japanese 308 1.8%
Chinese   Chinese 597 10.0% Chinese 1,896 11.3%
Filipino   Filipino 1,378 23.1% Filipino 4,386 26.1%
Korean 31 0.5% Korean 134 0.8%
Asian Indian 57 1.0% Asian Indian 279 1.7%
Vietnamese 31 0.5% Vietnamese 130 0.8%
Cambodian 0 0.0%
Hmong 0 0.0%
Laotian 0 0.0%
Thai 6 0.0%
Other Asian 49 0.3%
Pacific Islander 79 0.5%
Polynesian 64 0.4%
Hawaiian 0 0.0% Hawaiian 38 0.2%
Samoan 0 0.0% Samoan 26 0.2%
Tongan 0 0.0%
Other Polynesian 0 0.0%
Guamanian 0 0.0% Micronesian -- Guamanian 15 0.1%
Micronesian -- Other 0 0.0%
Melanesian 0 0.0%
Other Asian and Pacific Islander 0 0.0% Pacific Islander Not Specified 0 0.0%
All other   Race, n.e.c. 164 2.8% Other Race 631 3.7%
  
PERSONS OF SPANISH ORIGIN OR DESCENT   SPANISH ORIGIN 640 10.7% TOTAL HISPANIC 1,816 10.8%
  
SEX SEX SEX
Male   Male   Male 8,121 48.3%
Female   Female   Female 8,708 51.7%
 
AGE AGE AGE
Under 5 years   Under 5 years   Under 5 years 1,453 8.6%
5 to 19 years   5 to 19 years   5 to 17 years 3,615 21.5%
20 to 64 years   20 to 64 years   18 to 64 years 11,036 65.6%
65 years and over   65 years and over   65 years and over 725 4.3%
Median age   Median age 28.6 X Median age 32.4 X
  
HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS HOUSEHOLDS
Head of household   Total households 1,753 100.0% Households 5,331 100.0%
Families   Families 1,542 88.0% Total families 4,300 80.7%
With own children under 18 years   With own children under 18 years 1,027 58.6% With own children under 18 years 2,674 50.2%
Persons per household   Persons per household 3.40 X Persons per household 3.16 X
Persons per family   Persons per family 3.53 X
  
INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1969 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1979 INCOME AND POVERTY IN 1989
Income of families and unrelated individuals   Median household income 31,506 X Median household income 56,098 X
Median family income 32,064 X Median family income 57,808 X
Income of persons   Per capita income 9,679 X Per capita income 18,948 X
Less than poverty level   Below poverty level 2.6% Below poverty level 2.1%
  
COMMUTING TO WORK COMMUTING TO WORK
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 33.0 X Mean minutes traveled to work 37.6 X
Mean travel time to work for workers traveling 45 or more minutes  
  
MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION TO WORK
Workers 16 years and over 3,033 100.0% Workers 16 years and over 9,135 100.0%
Private vehicle 2,790 92.0% Car, truck, or van 8,318 91.1%
Drive alone 1,843 60.8% Drove alone 6,033 66.0%
   
Carpool 947 31.2% Carpooled 2,285 25.0%
     
Public transportation 182 6.0% Public transportation 574 6.3%
Bus or streetcar   Bus or trolley bus 140 1.5%
  Streetcar or trolley car 5 0.1%
Subway or elevated train   Subway or elevated 383 4.2%
Railroad   Railroad 40 0.4%
  Ferryboat 0 0.0%
Taxicab   Taxicab 6 0.1%
Motorcycle   Motorcycle 18 0.2%
Bicycle   Bicycle 13 0.1%
Walked only 10 0.3% Walked 23 0.3%
Other means 42 1.4% Other means 54 0.6%
Worked at home 9 0.3% Working at home 135 1.5%
  
Census Data for the year:
1960 Total population 310
1950 Total population 343
1940 Total population 343
1930 Total population 392
1920 Total population 373
1910 Total population 279
 
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                Source: DOF Research, 1970 Census, 1980 Census, 1990 Census

Decennial Census data
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